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Private Wealth and Public Squalor
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 26 June 2008
Floods ravage the Midwest, as the hodgepodge system of levees is overwhelmed. 24 are dead; damage is estimated at $15 billion and counting. The cost to food supplies has yet to be felt. A bridge falls ... read more >>
The Housing Mess
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 June 2008
We witness a staggering failure of leadership. Housing foreclosures in May were up 48 percent over last year, and rising. One in six homes is worth less than its mortgage. Homeowners have lost, according ... read more >>
The Challenge
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 12 June 2008
With Hillary Clinton’s stirring endorsement, Barack Obama now turns to the general election. John McCain is already taking potshots at Obama. The pundits are speculating on what states are in play, ... read more >>
Have They No Shame?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Republicans apparently have decided that Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is fair game for their slurs. They’ve turned a quote from a speech where she expresses her pride in America for the ... read more >>
Sacrifice and Hope
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 May 2008
Barack Obama’s impending victory reflects not simply the triumph of hope, or the desire for change. It reveals an America that keeps growing, keeps renewing itself, keeps getting better. Senator ... read more >>
America: A Moral Leader?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 May 2008
The world food crisis—the “silent tsunami”—now threatens some 100 million people across the world. Food riots in Haiti, Egypt and Ethiopia have brought it to international attention. ... read more >>
A View from Haiti
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 May 2008
It’s the middle of the day; the sun is up, the heat rising in Port au Prince, the capitol of Haiti. Thousands of young men and women fill the streets, lining up, moving from place to place. They ... read more >>
Dr. King’s Trumpet
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 03 April 2008
April 4 marks the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Forty years later, his dream has been remembered and commemorated. But in many ways, his mission has not yet been realized. ... read more >>
4000 and $3 Trillion
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 27 March 2008
The US military announced Monday that the death toll of US soldiers in the five year Iraq conflict reached 4,000, after four soldiers were killed in a Baghdad bombing. According to icasualties.org, ... read more >>
Bear Markets
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 20 March 2008
The economy is sinking. Two million homeowners are in or headed to foreclosure. One in ten homes are “underwater,” worth less than their mortgages. Gas and food prices are soaring. Jobs are ... read more >>
America’s Choice
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 21 February 2008
It’s only February and already seems like this election campaign has been with us forever. The Republican field of White men in dark suits has been winnowed to one: Senator John McCain. On the ... read more >>
Divide Us Not
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 14 February 2008
Hillary wins Hispanics; Obama wins Blacks.” Increasingly pundits suggest this voting pattern reflects not these candidates, but more permanent divisions. Hispanics and Blacks are rivals, we’re ... read more >>
There is Another Way
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 07 February 2008
Across the country, voters are as interested in Super Tuesday’s voting as they were in the Superbowl. Change is in the air. Young people are in motion. Something is happening out there. What accounts ... read more >>
Eyes on the Prize
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 January 2008
When I think back on Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday, I know he would have been both pleased and troubled by our current state. He would surely have been pleased at the picture of the Democratic ... read more >>
Anticipation
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 10 January 2008
A new year beckons. A fresh start. A new direction. After the calamities of the past months—from Iraq to the mortgage crisis, from Katrina’s stain to our prisons’ shame—we take ... read more >>
A Workers' Revival?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Can the new global economy be made to work for working people? Only if working people can come together, across national, ethnic, religious boundaries, and enforce the right to organize and bargain ... read more >>
When Champions Die
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 December 2007
Sean Taylor, the remarkable all-pro defensive back for the Washington Redskins, was only 24 when he was shot to death at his home last week. He was in his prime, a new father, a man according to his ... read more >>
Too Many to Fail
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 November 2007
It is time to act. Join us on December 10 on Wall Street and in cities across the country. Stand up to stop the wave of home loan defaults that threaten to foreclose not just on their homes but on our ... read more >>
A Guy Named Bob
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 November 2007
Our children are at risk. Some of the Halloween buckets that children put their candy in were found to have levels of lead that massively exceed legal limits. So do the elongated vampire teeth that children ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: Why Help?
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 November 2007
“When I took an adjustable rate mortgage, I knew the rate would be adjusted. No surprise, it is now being adjusted. It doesn’t take an advanced education to understand this.” The ... read more >>
COMMENTARY: The Housing Tsunami
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 25 October 2007
We are facing the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression. Over a million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. Many more families will see their life savings disappear as housing values ... read more >>
OPINION: The House is On Fire and the Wind is Blowing
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 18 October 2007
What do you do when your neighbor’s house catches on fire? You can blame your neighbor; perhaps he drinks and smokes late at night, and his high risk life style finally caught up with him. But ... read more >>
The Box
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 September 2007
  Iraq...24/7. That’s what will dominate the news over the next two or three weeks, as the congress and president struggle over what to do with the disastrous occupation of Iraq. Democratic ... read more >>
The Choice
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 September 2007
This nation faces a clear choice this September. President Bush will insist that the Congress continue the war in Iraq and demand another $50 billion for the occupation. That is on top of the $147 billion ... read more >>
Blinders on the Right
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 23 August 2007
Fred Thompson calls the Bush economy “the greatest story never told,” lauding four years of growth, low unemployment, low inflation, high profits and rising productivity. All the Republican ... read more >>

 

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